Thursday, May 12, 2005

Save the Date: Kundiman & Verlaine reading, 5/23

Kundiman & Verlaine present a night of poetry & libation with
John Yau, Vikas Menon & Barbara Jane Reyes

Monday, May 23
Open Bar (sponsored by LEVEL Vodka): 6-7pm
Reading begins at 7 pm
$5 suggested donation

110 Rivington Street
b/w LudlowÊ& Essex Sts.
[ directions: F to Delancey or V to 2nd Ave. ]

Readers' Bios:
John Yau is a leading art critic, poet, essayist, and prose writer. He received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Brooklyn College. His works include Edificio Sayonara (1992), In the Realm of Appearances: The Art of Andy Warhol (1993), and Berlin Diptychon (1995), Forbidden Entries (1996), The United States of Jasper Johns (1996), and Borrowed Love Poems (2002). He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy of American Poets. He lives in Manhattan.

Vikas Menon has published poems in journals such as TriQuarterly, Bitter Oleander, Catamaran, Brooklyn Review, Toronto Review, and Monolid, amongothers. He is a finalist in the Writers at Work competition, and his workis forthcoming in the anthology Writing the Lines of Our Hands. Hereceived his M.F.A (Poetry) from Brooklyn College in 1997, and his M.A. in Literature from St. Louis University in 1993.

Barbara Jane Reyes completes her MFA in May 2005 at San Francisco StateUniversity. She is the author of Gravities of Center (Arkipelago Books,2003), and her second book, poeta en san francisco, is forthcoming in late2005, to be published by tinfish press.

Kundiman is a non-profit organization committed to the discovery andcultivation of emerging Asian-American poets. Through instruction andcollaboration programs with established Asian-American poets, Kundiman hopes to advance the quality of the work of Asian-American writers. Through literature, we aim to celebrate and promote evidence of strong andpositive Asian-American culture and identity.


Blogger barbara jane said...

ah, thanks for posting this. so *if* you happen to show up, don't be expecting speedos.

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You're welcome. Shhhhh, leave an element of surprise! :)

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